I've been cycling recreationally for about 2 years now and was a total beginner. I used cycling to reduce my weight and have become much better at it. I've done 50 mile rides before and can hill climb somewhat but that was last season.
This past off season I bought at least 15 spinerval dvds and a bike trainer and worked with a treadmill to bring my weight down from January another 20 pounds.
Two years ago I was 240 pounds and now am holding steady at around 177.
Now I want more.
I want a structured training plan along with your DVDs to take me to the next level but I'm not sure what I should go for....beginner or intermediate.
Its my opinion that I am somewhere in between a beginner and an intermediate because I have developed power in the legs but still have a marshmellow core.
Would intermediate be too hard for me? My fear is that beginner would be too easy for me. I can drop the average recreational rider when hill climbing in prospect park brooklyn but I myself am immediately dropped by those show-off pro riders.
Opinions? Help cause I want to order in time to start by the beginning of June.